Kavaler "Zolotoy Zvezdy" (1952)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Rural Drama, Propaganda Film  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Soviet filmmaker Yuri Raisman once more combines political dogma with solid entertainment values in Dream of a Cossack (aka Cavalier of the Golden Star). The title character, played by future director Sergei Bondarchuk (and billed for obscure reasons as Semyon Bondarchuk), is an ex-soldier who returns home to the Kuban region, there to take up life as a farmer. Instead, he galvanizes the local citizenry into participating in a massive construction project, which will result in a new power station and canal. Thus does Raisman offer an prime example of Russian collectivism while making it seem as though it had sprung from individual initiative. Dream of a Cossack is based on a popular novel by S. Babayefsky.

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courage, building, canal, construction, cossack, dam, farming, home, homecoming, love, maid, marriage, milkman, officer, Russia, war